Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 94--101

Screening for coronary artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: An evidence-based review


Sandeep Chopra1, Soumia Peter2 
1 Department of Cardiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India
2 Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India

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Sandeep Chopra
Department of Cardiology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana
India

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes. CAD is often asymptomatic in these patients, until the onset of myocardial infarction or sudden cardiac death. Consequently, proper screening and diagnosis of CAD is crucial for the prevention and early treatment of coronary events. This review deals with selection of the sub group of patients who have type 2 diabetes, who are at high risk for developing CAD and need to be screened for the same. The various diagnostic modalities which can be used in the screening process for enhancing risk stratification and management are also discussed.


How to cite this article:
Chopra S, Peter S. Screening for coronary artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: An evidence-based review.Indian J Endocr Metab 2012;16:94-101


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Chopra S, Peter S. Screening for coronary artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: An evidence-based review. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Apr 9 ];16:94-101
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